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Shocker Reviews

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Heather Wixson
Daily Dead
January 6, 2016
Like a frenzied fever dream fueled by the power of righteous heavy metal, Wes Craven's Shocker is certainly one of his more oddball cult classics, an amalgam of his most ambitious ideas & a viciously wild visual style.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
November 6, 2015
The notion that television regularly delivers violence into America's living rooms is literalized in this thoroughly wick-wick-wack but distinctive satire-chiller.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Austin Trunick
Under the Radar
September 11, 2015
Shocker is more over-the-top goofy than scary, but it's a good deal of fun and the special effects hold up pretty well after a quarter century.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Emanuel Levy
August 16, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
September 12, 2015
Shocker ranks among Craven's absolute worst, with his attempt to create another enduring villain like A Nightmare on Elm Street's Freddy Krueger falling woefully flat.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Dustin Putman
September 8, 2015
If "Shocker" careens off its rails, however, Craven's puppet-master command behind the scenes remains in evidence; his direction is never in doubt, even when shreds of his script are.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jeff Beck
The Blu Spot
September 7, 2015
Shocker represents a low point (perhaps the lowest point) in the career of horror master Wes Craven. With lazy and uninspired writing, in addition to a mishmash of ridiculous plot points, this is a film that is best (and easily) forgotten.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
October 21, 2013
Wes Craven creates Freddy Krueger. Again.
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Variety Staff
March 26, 2009
the camp aspects simply give way to the ridiculous while failing to establish any rules to govern the mayhem. The result is plenty of unintentional laughs.
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
February 22, 2007
A revisitation of the director's favorite themes (alternate realities, parent-child dynamics, lunatics spouting one-liners) that pitifully attempts to replicate A Nightmare on Elm Street.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 9, 2005
| Original Score: 1/5
Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central
July 15, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
March 25, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
February 13, 2005
Proof positive that Wes Craven is not, in fact, any kind of master of horror
Read More | Original Score: 0/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
February 24, 2004
| Original Score: 1/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 13, 2003
Lower rung Craven
| Original Score: 2/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
March 9, 2003
Um dos piores filmes da carreira de Wes Craven - e perceba que estamos falando do responsável pelo terrível Um Vampiro no Brooklyn...
| Original Score: 1/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
February 14, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
January 30, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
Scott Weinberg
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
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